Maria Sledmere


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LUNG FIELDS I, II, III (2021)


KALEIDOSCOPE ︎


Workshops & Reading Groups:



2019 ︎

Uncreative Writing and Post-internet Poetry
Civic House Saturday School, Glasgow
On my way home
Market Gallery, Glasgow
Eco-clinic (with Tendency Towards)
Assembly Aberdeen
The Curator’s Workshop: Living Ecological
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
The Ecopoetic Imagination (with The Nature Library)
Project Café, Glasgow

2020 ︎
Energy (W)rites: Telling the Embodied Stories of Energy Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
Editing and Publication Workshop with A+E Collective
University of Glasgow
Pop Matters: virtual writing studio (with Conner Milliken) I Need to Start a Garden: Journaling the Crisis
Stay at Home Literary Fringe Festival
INTEL JINGLE: A Post-internet Poetry Workshop
Stay at Home Literary Fringe Festival
An Evening w/ Dostoyevsky Wannabe 
Stay at Home Literary Fringe Festival
Pop Matters: Sad Girl Summer Heat Edition
Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities Summer School
Islands in the Stream (of Consciousness): Pop Matters Does Millport
Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities Autumn Residency
SPAM Reading Event
ASP Festival
MLitt Editing and Publication: A Presentation on SPAM Press
University of Glasgow
Experimental Journaling and Memoir Workshop (with Tawnya Renelle)
Beyond Form Creative Writing
Tangled! An Ecopoetics of Threads (with Ginkgo Prize)
The Poetry School
Upcycle your SPAM: Trash Poetics and Creative Reuse (with SPAM Press) 
Stay at Home Literary Fringe Festival
INTEL JINGLE: A Post-internet Poetry Workshop (redux)  Nottingham Poetry Exchange
BioXmas Bioparty: A night of eco pecha-kucha
Online, with A+E Collective

2021 ︎
Writing Refusal, Negativity and Failure
University of Glasgow
Entanglement (with Becoming Woodland)
Woodlands Community Workspace, Glasgow
Experimental Journaling (with Tawnya Renelle)
Beyond Form Creative Writing
The Animal Salon
Post-graduate Animal Studies Symposium, University of Strathclyde
Digital Dreamland (with Kirsty Dunlop)
Stay at Home Literary Fringe Festival
(Hyper)Pop Matters: a tribute to SOPHIE (with Conner Milliken)
Stay at Home Literary Fringe Festival
Pop Matters does Indie Disco
Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities Autumn Residency  
Ecopoetry Workshop at Being Human Festiva (with Colin Herd)
Hyndland Academy, Glasgow
Dream Ecologies (with Ginkgo Prize)
The Poetry School

2022 ︎
Experimenting with Weather (with Tawnya Renelle)
Beyond Form Creative Writing
Writing the Everyday (7 week course)
Beyond Form Creative Writing
Ecopoetics and Postcapitalist Desire
Glasgow Goes Green Festival 
Civic Anthotypes: Archives, light, organic process
Civic House Open Day, Glasgow
Dreaming the City
& Urban Arcadia: Mythologies of the Mall

University of Glasgow Summer School
Glitching the Poem (with Kirsty Dunlop)
Glasgow Zine Festival

Impossible Writing Masterclass
SUISS
Something scattered: a workshop for archipelagic thinking
SGSAH Wellbeing Residency

Epistolary Experiments (4 week course)
Beyond Form Creative Writing
Pop Matters: Our Songs
Beyond Form Creative Writing




Books:


Existential Stationary: 42 Mad Men Haiku
lana del rey playing at a stripclub
nature sounds without nature sounds
Rainbow Arcadia
Pure Sound
Virga
infra·structure
Chlorophyllia
the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene
edited with Rhian Williams
neutral milky halo
Miss Anthropocene
Sonnets for Hooch: Lemon Bloom Season
with Mau Baiocco and Kyle Lovell
varnish//cache
Polychromatics
Soft Friction
with Kirsty Dunlop
Sonnets for Hooch: Summertime Social
with Mau Baiocco and Kyle Lovell
The Luna Erratum
Leave Bambi Alone
String Feeling
Sans Soleil
with fred spoliar

Cherry Nightshade





Press


‘Foam theory’ selected for Best Scottish Poetry 2021 by Hugh Mcmillan for the Scottish Poetry Library

Lillian Salvatore reviews The Luna Erratum (Glasgow University Magazine)

Poetry review: Maria Sledmere – The Luna Erratum by Holly Fleming (Snack mag)

‘Meet A+E Collective, a multidisciplinary group of young Glasgow-based creatives working for a better future’ (It’s Nice That)

A+E Collective on Engaging Creatively with Climate Crisis, in SCAN

‘Hybrid Flotsam’ – Shehzar Doja reviews neutral milky halo in Gutter issue 24

Briony Hughes selects neutral milky halo as a pamphlet highlight of the year for Osmosis

the weird folds mentioned in nicodemus nicoludis’ ‘From “Rock into Bread”: A Taxonomy of Today’s Ecopoetry’ in The Poetry Project Newsletter

the weird folds mentioned on BBC Radio 3 ‘Eco-Criticism’ programme

Charlotte Geater and Sam Solnick name nature sounds without nature sounds and infra·structure among their 2020 books of the year for The White Review

Review: Susannah Thompson on the weird folds

Review: Billy Mills on neutral milky halo

Review: Isabelle Thompson on neutral milky halo

Revicule: Calum Hazell on infra·structure in Erotoplasty Issue 7 part 1

Essay: ‘“rainy climes and emerald fish” / “like downloads”’ by Colin Herd

Review: Joanna Lee on nature sounds without nature sounds in The Poetry Review

Protest Poetry: UCU university strikes & creative solidarity in The Skinny

Harriet blog (The Poetry Foundation) on my review of Rachael Allen’s Kingdomland

Sam Riviere lists Lana Del Rey playing at a stripclub as one of his 2019 books of the year for The White Review

Bethany Mitchell reviews nature sounds without nature sounds for amberflora

Piece on The Absent Material Gateway in Dazed

Piece on SPAM in Dazed

Spam x Glasgow International in Glasgow Live

Nature Writing Workshop in Munich, June 2018. British Council Press Release

Colin Herd reviewing Existential Stationary in Adjacent Pineapple

‘Best of the Net 2018 Anthology’ Nomination for short story ‘Peanut Butter’, by L’Ephemere Review





Academic Teaching


2022-present
University of Strathclyde (Lecturer)


2022

Scottish Universities International Summer School (Tutor)


2019-present
University of Glasgow (Tutor)





LAMPENFLORA





in the summer of fake crispy world to enter, when you talk of the voice of the mosses and bring me serial or prehistoric motions of emotional retreat to ask the psychoanalyst Lapin did you mean this headline about how the cave painters of a time before time ‘might have been “high” on oxygen deprivation’ filling the faerie-lunged air with Violence to hallucinate the everyday pleistocene, it does appeal to me like a milk tooth held upside down within Lush canopy do we eat soft food in the shelter, somebody come serve us a breadfruit an argent pudding. it is so cave to feel retreat at this prospect it is so khora to hide that thought from us, but you are close to a fresh review and plants in the dark zone will benefit from caves equipped with electric lights from other centuries. do you assimilate with hazard and how declare that caves are safe-zones against these planetary mishaps the acid rain will take a long time in multiple biomes to populate the latter half of lemur or water horsetail, special types of ferns all curled up in your ear along with the glow worm or fractal Heartache of the world you now miss is it good to be here, is it gold or lonely, kneeling in the decent peat and led by silver wolves to the croziers a vital source for invertebrates of which I am one when curled properly into this poem with its multiple rhizoids and tiredness, do you feel it the long orgasm of planetary Tiredness which is to say sigh in the rocks or sigh at twilight, how all mosses look similar until dissected is only to tell one dream of the cave from another dream of the cave — imagine all this under the microscope with chemical dyes would come up flush in purple and the pestilence of fear would be gone or will I go

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